KEITH URBAN SETS ‘22 FOR HIS RETURN TO THE ROAD AND THE DEBUT OF HIS
‘THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR”
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“Every night is the first time we’ve played these songs for that audience, in that moment,” says Urban. “It’s why every show is different – spontaneous and unpredictable – even for us!” He adds, “After two years we’re finally gonna get the chance to play some of the new songs we haven’t done live before. We’ll throw in a bunch of the songs that everyone comes to hear, a couple of which we’ll rework a bit, and it’s really gonna be tough to get us off the stage.”
Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner Keith Urban has set Summer ’22 for the North American debut of his first world tour in four years, THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR. The tour’s newly announced North American leg, with 3x GRAMMY© nominee Ingrid Andress, will add fifty shows to the previously announced concerts in Australia, Germany, Netherlands and the U.K. For information on where to get tickets visit Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available in person at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater box office.
“I’ve always considered myself a live performer first,” says Urban. “It’s what I’ve always done and it’s what my music needs to live and breathe. Our shows are all about living in the moment. They’re a totally interactive and immersive experience where everyone can participate in whatever way they want - sing, dance, do whatever.”
Critics from around the globe have hailed Urban’s concerts as ones “not to be missed,” as unpredictable as they are explosive. Combine his infectious showmanship, virtuoso guitar playing, effortless spontaneity with a fist-pumping, arena-ready arsenal of hits and THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR promises to be one of the concert event of the Summer.
But what lies at the heart of every great show are the songs. Blue Ain’t Your Color, The Fighter, Somewhere In My Car, Wasted Time, Somebody Like You, Long Hot Summer, his latest single Wild Hearts, and his global smash One Too Many with P!NK, will anchor a night of music from one of the touring world’s best.
About Keith Urban
Keith Urban has spent the better part of his life harnessing a deep-seated passion for music. This, when combined with his authenticity, talent and driving musical inquisitiveness, helps to understand why he is one of the most successful and well-respected artists in the world. He’s won four GRAMMY© Awards, thirteen CMAs, fifteen ACMs, three AMAs, two People’s Choice Awards and celebrated nine consecutive gold, platinum or multi-platinum albums.
On August 19th Urban began a new musical chapter. He released “Wild Hearts,” an autobiographical, fist-pumping, arena-ready Urban track that is as authentic as it is infectious – quintessential Urban. It comes on the heels of “One Too Many” (his duet with P!nk), the last from The Speed of Now Part 1, which marked his fourth in an historic streak of simultaneous #1 album debuts in the United States, Canada and Australia. He also collaborated with Yamaha for the release of the URBAN Guitar and lessons app.
The rest of the year has seen Urban featured on two songs from Taylor Swift’s album Fearless (Taylor’s Version) including “That’s When” and “We Were Happy,” a part of the performance of the John Lennon’s “Imagine,” for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, as well as his return as host for the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with Mickey Guyton.
But while plans for a 2020 U.S. Tour were put on hold due to COVID, the wait is now over. The stage is set for what will be Urban’s biggest tour in nearly four years, “The Speed of Now World Tour 2022,” which will play to fans in six countries, including in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Australia and Canada, on three continents. Urban’s concerts have become legendary - as unpredictable as they are explosive. An explosive experience of emotion, musical texture, energy and showmanship, Urban’s concerts connect to and touch every soul whether in an arena of 15,000 or outdoors in front of 50,000
“Speed” produced the top 5 songs “God Whispered Your Name,” and “We Were,” as well as “One Too Many” that not only gave Urban his 43rd Top 10 single in the U.S. and his 27th #1 in Canada. The song also reached #1 on the Australian Artist singles chart, spent 44 weeks in the Top 50 on the UK Airplay Chart and garnered over 100 million Spotify streams in just 10 months.
Urban’s musical virtuosity and fluidity has made him the musician’s musician. He’s collaborated with a diverse group of artists that include, among others; Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Mayer, Julia Michaels, Justin Timberlake, Dzeko, Miranda Lambert, Nile Rodgers, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones and Vince Gill.
He’s long supported numerous charities. His “All For The Hall” benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© have raised over $4.2 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and is a longtime supporter of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The Grammy Foundation.
About American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Located in downtown Milwaukee, WI on the lakefront, with incredible views of the city skyline, the American Family Insurance Amphitheater provides an unparalleled live music experience. The American Family Insurance Amphitheater has hosted legendary artists such as The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Kenny Chesney, Dave Mathews Band, Metallica, Whitney Houston, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Pearl Jam. The venue recently completed a $51.3 million-dollar renovation, transforming the premier music venue into a world-class music experience for both fans and performers. It features enhanced production capabilities, reimagined food and beverage options, increased accessibility, new hospitality and amenities, new seating bowl configuration with improved sightlines, expanded concourses, and more. For details, visit AmFamAmp.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram at @AmFamAmp.